The Third Rome, 1922-43: The Making of the Fascist Capital

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Springer, Jul 29, 2014 - History - 324 pages
What kind of city was the Fascist 'third Rome'? Imagined and real, rooted in the past and announcing a new, 'revolutionary' future, Fascist Rome was imagined both as the ideal city and as the sacred centre of a universal political religion. Kallis explores this through a journey across the sites, monuments, and buildings of the fascist capital.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Fascist Conquest of Rome
19
Architecture and Urban Eutopia
42
Framing the Ancient Imperial City
73
4 Fascism and the City of the Popes
106
The Quest for Signature Buildings
131
Building for Grandeur and Necessity
159
Exhibitions as Heterotopias
198
8 Rome and the Dream of Fascist Universalism
226
The Third Rome as Fascisms imago mundi
259
Notes
271
Bibliography
276
Index
306
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Aristotle Kallis is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Lancaster University, UK. His research focuses on the study of European fascism/the extreme right, interwar modernism, and mass violence. His principal publications include Genocide and Fascism (2009), Nazi Propaganda in the Second World War (2005), and The Fascism Reader (2003).

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